Dresden Music Festival


The Dresden Music Festival has established itself as a distinctive cultural institution that attracts an audience from far beyond Germany’s borders. Throughout the run of the festival, renowned orchestras, soloists and ensembles come to Dresden to perform at the most beautiful venues in its historic centre and fill the city with music. 2015 marks Jan Vogler’s seventh season as Artistic Director of the Festival.

Running between 13 May and 7 June, the 2015 Dresden Music Festival will feature two ‘Orchestras-in-residence,’ the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Sir Antonio Pappano. Other highlights among visiting performers include the Helsinki and Venice Baroque Orchestras, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and concerts with exceptional artists including Jan Vogler, Hélène Grimaud, Lisa Batiashvili, and Nikolaj Znaider. In addition to an opening gala featuring music and dance that will transform the Messe Dresden into a stage, the festival will also give the Dresden premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s opera A Quiet Place. In a production directed by Georges Delnon, Kent Nagano will conduct the Ensemble Modern and Vocalconsort Berlin.